Monday, August 19, 2013
JEAN'S POST ON FLOWERS AND HERBS
Yes, I do dry flowers. I dry them and make some into arrangements to sell at the stand, in from of our house. Some of the arrangements, I keep in our house to brighten it up. We are allowed to have dried flowers and fresh flowers in our homes.
I also dry herbs in my home. I grow herb plants in my house and greenhouse. Some of the herbs I dry and use them for medical purposes. Some I sell at the our stand. I also give some to Martha, as she has problems growing these, so I just give her some of mine.
I believe in going to the medical doctor, but I also believe that there are many medical situations that herbs can be used. I would much rather use herbs than take a pill or get a shot. Also, many people are allergic to modern medical pills that doctors prescribe and they need other medical means. I do not use herbs for medical use on anyone except my family.
Many of these herbs medicines come from many generations back in our family. There are some modern ones, too. I know at one time I put some herb medicines on Amish Stories. Would you like me to put some on New York State of Mind? Is there any particular herb medicine you are looking for? I can not guarantee I have what you are looking for, but I have and use many herb medicines. I am not a doctor and neither is Marilyn, so you should contact your doctor before using any of herb medicines.
Sponge vinegar over all the poison ivy. When applied, it will burn at first, but within minutes the itch will stop. The next day it should be dried up and within a few days the skin will be clear.
2 Tablespoons each tinctures of grindelia flowers (or jewelweed leave) and comfrey leaves
1/4 cup vinegar
3 drops peppermint oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine ingredients in a jar. Shake well before each use. Apply as needed.
Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Bath
4 drops each peppermint and lavender essential oils
4 cups colloidal oatmeal
1 cup Epson salts
Add ingredients to lukewarm or cool bath water. Also you can sponge this formula onto the afflicted area, rather than taking a bath.
Be With God,